5.30.2012

Rolo Cheesecake Bars


Thanks Natalie for the "crinkled wax paper" idea :)
A nearby tall glass of milk has never been so much of a necessity.

These are dangerously addicting - and the hard thing is that they're just so darned rich! It's hard to eat more than one of them. But the deep, caramel taste in your mouth beckons for more..... the flavor was pretty difficult to say anything but YES PLEASE to. I love myself an over-the-top dessert, and this recipe was perfect for such a craving.

I loved this combo of flavors - the classic cheesecake (with graham cracker crust) dotted with Rolos, enveloped in thick chocolate, and drizzled with caramel. Don't you just love the design? It's what first caught my eye when I saw this recipe on Pinterest last week. 

If you've already looked over the ingredients, and laughed your head off at how much butter/fat there is, know this: I cut it down from the original recipe.... 

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Rolo Cheesecake Bars
recipe adapted from Bakers Royale

Crust
1 1/2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 C sugar
6 T butter

Cheesecake
8oz low fat cream cheese
1/3 C caramel sauce
1/3 C sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 t vanilla
1 1/2 C mini Rolos

Chocolate Layer
4 oz 65% cacao chocolate
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
2 t corn syrup
6 T butter
4-5 T caramel sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

If haven't already, blend up graham crackers to make a fine powder. Mix graham cracker crumbles in a bowl with sugar and toss to combine. Melt butter, and stir into graham cracker mixture until combined. Press mixture into bottom of prepared pan 9x9 (aluminum foil spilling over 1 inch on each side, and sprayed with cooking spray). Bake for 8 minutes, remove from oven, and set aside to cool.

Place cream cheese, caramel sauce, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl attached to a stand mixer. Combine until smooth. Add in Rolos. pour mixture over crust and bake for about 33 minutes (same 350 degrees as before). Remove from oven and set aside to cool. If you become impatient, like me, put in freezer/fridge for a bit. 

Place chocolate, corn syrup, and butter in a metal bowl over a small saucepan (saucepan filled 1/4 with water, simmering). Stir until chocolate is melted and all ingredients are fully combined. Pour chocolate over baked cheesecake. 

Without waiting for the chocolate to harden, pipe carmel in straight lines about 1/2 inch apart. To gt the pattern, use a toothpick and draw a line opposite direction of your caramel lines. Alternate whether you're going up and down with the toothpick (so don't drag the toothpick in the same direction). 

Put in freezer for an hour or so to harden.  
 
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34 comments:

  1. Andrew just saw this and said, "Hey look! There's pieces of tires that you can eat!" He approves of this dessert :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, I love that kid!!!! I told Ryan and he had huge smile on his face from this. Love ya, Bethany!

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  2. WOWWWWW These look super yummy
    Rich and sinful - just they way we love!

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  3. My mouth is watering - these look A-MAY-ZING! I would love for you to share on my weekly Linky Party Blog Stalking Thursday.

    http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-stalking-thursday-43.html

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  4. gorgeous. I foung you from Addicted to Recipes.

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    1. OH, they were! Thanks for visiting, Heather! It's an honor, your website is one of my all time favorites!

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  6. This looks so delicious! I cannot wait to get off work and try and make these!
    -Peggy

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  7. All I can think is deliciousness! You have left my mouth watering! I would love for you to share this recipe over at Fabulous Fridays! http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-party.html
    Have a fabulous weekend!

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  8. That design on top is wonderful!! Love the look!

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  9. You have no idea how much I love Rolos. These looks so goooood. I think I'm going to make them for a BBQ I'm going to later. I'd love for you to share over at Whatcha Whipped Up Wednesday. It will be open until Saturday at midnight. Hope to see you there!

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  10. Yum! These look incredible! I would love it if you would come share this wonderful recipe at Sunday Round Up http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/06/sunday-round-up-12.html Have a great rest of the weekend!
    -Kayla :)

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  11. One word: YUM!! I love rolos.. but never thought of baking with them.

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  12. Yummy! Rolos are a childhood favorite candy of mine. And who doesn't like cheesecake? Now following through GFC. Love from Whimsically Homemade.

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    1. Thank for the follow, Megan! Glad to have you!

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  13. So rich and delicious!! Worth every calorie!! We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

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  14. These look so yummy! I hope you'll come share this at my link party going on now :) http://www.salttree.net/2012/06/open-call-tuesdays-7-giveaway.html

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  15. These look amazing! I really wish my husband liked cheesecake. I might just have to make them for myself, at least I wouldn't have to share! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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    1. This might be the recipe that turns him over to the dark side with us :)

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  16. Either I missed it or I'm just a dingbat, but what size/type pan is this made in? A springform? or a square or rectanble baking dish?

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  17. 9x9 glass square dish should work perfectly!

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  18. This looks delish!!! And I love the wax paper idea- i am going to have to remember that one! I just pinned this! Thanks for linking up!

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    1. I love it, too. The texture it brings is wonderful - and it makes it so my desserts don't get my textiles all messy when I take pictures using them :)

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  19. Wow! I love this combination! I must try this!

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  20. Oh my sweet goodness! This looks amazing. Does it come with a treadmill so I can work off the calories? Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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    1. Haha - I should have included the treadmill, for sure. But man, these were worth every calorie.

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  21. Cheesecake and rolo with extra chocolate and caramel on top...LOVE IT!!!! I know I would eat way too many of these:-)

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  22. OH my goodness these sound and look heavenly!! Just wanted to let you know you've been featured at the Tuesday Tutorials Link Party and The Kurtz Corner!! Thanks for linking up :) Stop by and grab a featured button!!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/06/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-39.html

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    1. Audra!!! Thank you so much, girl. You made my day! I've always loved your website - and your sweets... don't even get me started.

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  23. YUM! These look amazing. I love anything with rolos :)

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